Fetter Family History

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Fetter Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Vetter. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a fat man, from modern German fett, Yiddish fet ‘fat’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Vetter, Fester, Netter, Futter, Fetzer, Ketter, Detter, Getter

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Fetter Family Origin

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Fetter Family Occupations

What did your Fetter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Fetter. 7% of Fetter men worked as a Bricklayer and 42% of Fetter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fetter were Colliery fitter Surface and Head Mastrees

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
    7%
  • Cellarman (pub
    7%
  • Clerk Tyre Por Author
    7%
  • Colliery fitter Surface
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    42%
  • Charwoman
    6%
  • Domestic Servant
    6%
  • Head Mastrees
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Fetter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Fetter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fetter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fetter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Fetter. For the veterans among your Fetter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fetter Life Expectancy

What is the average Fetter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fetter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Fetter in 1944 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fetter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fetter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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